€380,000 tax paid

Amazing Greg Elliott carbon speed machine!

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelKnierim Yachtbau Elliott 57 Sport Canting Keel Cruiser
DesignerGreg Elliott
Boat NameOpal
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingHorsens, Denmark


LOA17.4m (57'0")
LWL16.6m (54'0")
Beam4.4m (14'0")
Draft3.6m (11'0")
Hull ConstructionCarbon composite
EngineVolvo Penta D2 75hp
Keel TypeCanting Keel

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Broker - Grabau International Finland, Scandinavia & Marbella

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    Greg Elliott designed speed-machine built by Knierim in Germany. OPAL is a pure carbon thoroughbred built for taking line honours in the world’s most prestigious racing events, yet also able to sailed by just two. Professionally maintained and upgraded since new. OPAL comes as a ready-to-race or ultra-fast cruise package.


    Costing in excess of Euro 1.5m at build, OPAL is arguably the ultimate short-handed rocket ship that money can buy. Full carbon sandwich construction, coupled with canting keel with 4,000kgs lead torpedo bulb, carbon retractable canard, full carbon Southern Spars rig, carbon standing rigging and carbon sails, this 11,000 kgs flying machine is effortlessly controlled by the smallest of crews thanks to full push-button hydraulics and powered winches for all duties.

    While OPAL offers a formidable presence on the race circuit, she is still fully-fitted out below decks with up to 8 berths in three cabins, a proper saloon, electric heads and a full galley. If ever there was a boat to compete for line honours in the ARC, OPAL is the boat.

    Stored ashore in a heated storage hall each winter and only launched between April and October, OPAL has been very lightly used within Baltic waters only. Professionally maintained since launch, she is presented in fantastic condition throughout. Her specification highlights include:-
    • Canting keel
    • Carbon fibre retractable canard daggerboard
    • Carbon fibre rudder
    • Southern Spars carbon fibre rig with carbon standing rigging
    • Harken hydraulic winches
    • Hydraulics for Magic-Trim mainsheet, main traveller, backstay, outhaul, cutter-stay tension, keel and canard
    • Retractable bowsprit
    • Comprehensive sail inventory
    • Fischer Panda 8kva generator
    • 8kw inverter
    • 24vDC domestic electronics
    • Lithium Ion batteries
    • Volvo 75hp engine
    • Variable speed retractable bow and stern thrusters
    • Retractable anchoring arm
    • Full galley with stove and fridge
    • Electric heads
    • Double master cabin forward plus 6 further pipecots aft
    • 1.95m headroom in saloon
    • Easy access to all service areas


    With this Elliott 57 Sport you have the choice: Cruise with 2 or race with 14.

    This Greg Elliott designed 57-footer is a modern performance cruiser with a canting keel, designed to be sailed with a crew of 2. To make handling easy the boat is equipped with bow and stern thruster and a central hydraulic system that operates not only the canting keel but also the winches, back stay, vang, traveller and main sheet. The large cockpit offers space for a full racing crew and the functional deck layout allows quick maneuvers.

    The yacht is built in carbon fibre sandwich technology to the latest standards. As a result it is a light-weight and stiff boat with excellent sailing performance.

    The interior is also built to meet the owner‘s requirements of a dual purpose yacht. It is equipped with bunk beds aft, a spacious saloon and a master stateroom forward.



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the vessel complied with the European Union Recreational Craft Directive and is Categorised CE- Ocean A (DNV-GL)

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Carbon fibre sandwich construction with vacuum infusion, epoxy resins and foam cores
    • White painted topsides, superstructure and decks

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Hydraulic actuated canting keel
    • Stainless steel fin with lead torpedo bulb
    • Canting keel, hydraulic with stainless steel fin and 4,000kgs lead bulb
    • Canard, dagger board in front of the keel in Carbon, retractable with hydraulic push button
    • Carbon fibre rudder with carbon fibre rudder stock and JP3 bearings


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Volvo Penta D2-75F 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated 75hp diesel engine
    • Fresh¬water cooled engine with raw water intake and heat exchanger
    • Volvo EVC digital engine control system
    • Vetus single lever engine control.
    • Volvo MS150 saildrive gearbox
    • Last service: 2021
    • Running hours: approx. 671 as of Autumn 2021

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 3-bladed folding propeller
    • Spectra steering cables
    • Twin custom helm pedestals with Exit Engineering tri-spoke carbon fibre helm wheels
    • 24vDC Sidepower SR100/185T 8kw retractable variable speed bowthruster
    • 24vDC Sidepower SR100/185T 8kw retractable variable speed sternthruster
    • Thruster control at helm with side-hold function plus remote control handset
    • Emergency tiller


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC domestic systems with 12vDC start circuits and 220vAC via shore-power, generator, inverter or shore power

    Battery Banks:
    • 4x 220Ah 12vDC Lithium ion service batteries joined in series and parallel to supply 440Ah @ 24vDC
    • 1x 50Ah 12vDC Lithium ion start battery
    • 80Ah 12vDC AGM generator start battery

    • Victron Quattro 24/8000/200 24vDC automatic battery charger with 200Amp output and integral 8kw inverter
    • 12vDC battery charger

    • Fischer Panda 8000i PMS 8kva 220vAC diesel generator
    • Digital control panel at DC panel
    • Last Service: 2021
    • Running hours: approx. 79 as of Autumn 2021

    • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator
    • 24vDC high-output alternator


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised fresh water system with 24vDC high pressure pump
    • Hot water supplied via engine calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in 20 litre hot water storage tank
    Bilge Pumps:
    • 3x electric bilge pumps
    • 2x manual bilge pumps


    • Approx. 200 litres in stainless steel fuel tank

    Fresh Water:
    • Approx 100 litres in plastic water tank

    Holding Tank:
    • Approx 120 litres in plastic black water holding tank

    • 2x Raymarine E95 hybridtouch WiFi GPS chart-plotter MFD’s at helm pededtals
    • Raymarine i70 autopilot control head with linear drive and course computer
    • Echopilot 2D forward looking sonar
    • 2x Nexus NXR maxi-displays at starboard helm
    • 1x Nexus NXR maxi-displays at port helm
    • Nexus NXR maxi-displays outboard to port and starboard sides of companionway
    • Nexus Race Timer multi control at port helm
    • 4x Nexus NXR maxi-displays at mast
    • Airmar CS4500 ultrasonic transducer
    • Weatherdock EasyTRX2-IS Class B AIS transponder
    • Nexus Race Timer multi control at chart table
    • 2x Silva steering compasses at helm pedestals

    Communications Equipment:
    • Icom IC-M505 VHF with DSC
    • Icom Commandic II VHF handset in cockpit


    • Dometic Origo 6000 2-burner stainless steel gimballed gas stove with oven
    • 24vDC top-opening refrigerator
    • Stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressurised fresh water supply

    • Jabsco 24vDC electric head
    • Pressurised hot & cold water supply to heads with sink and shower

    • LED interior lighting
    • Red night floor lighting

    • Alpine CD/Radio with Ipod connection, interior and exterior speakers


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • 8-Berths in master double cabin forward, and six single pipecot bunks port and starboard aft. One heads.
    • 1.95m headroom in main saloon

    Accommodation Finish:
    • White painted carbon fibre sandwich interior construction with contrasting lacquered carbon fibre finishes
    • Off-white cloth upholstery in saloon, master cabin and aft pipecot berths
    • Blue canvas cushions for upholstery
    • Carbon sandwich soleboards
    • Complete set of teak & holly laminate soleboards
    • L-shaped removable lacquered carbon fibre saloon table


    • Southern Spars white-painted carbon fibre keel-stepped 9/10 fraction rig
    • 3-sets of swept-back spreaders
    • Southern Spars white-painted Park Avenue V-boom
    • Holmatro hydraulic mast jack
    • Carbon composite standing rigging – 2015
    • Spare stainless steel rod standing rigging – 2011
    • Harken Switch-Track low-friction mainsail track with battencars
    • Harken MkIV sub-deck genoa furler with twin groove racing forestay
    • Harken inboard and outboard genoa/jib tracks with towable cars
    • Cariboni hydraulic panel for backstay, outhaul, vang and cutterstay
    • Removable inner forestay with hydraulic tensioner
    • Cariboni hydraulic actuated mainsheet traveller
    • Magic-Trim hydraulic mainsheet system
    • Retractable carbon fibre bowsprit
    • Soft-furler for code sails
    • Harken and Spinlock deck gear
    • Spectra and dyneema running rigging throughout
    • All halyards led aft beneath coachroof to Spinlock jammers
    • Gorilla rigging headstay plus sleave
    • 2x Tripless halyards

    • Harken hydraulic powered self-tailing winches
    • 2x 3-speed 60STH halyard-control line winches with controls at companionway
    • 2x 3-speed 70STH primary winches in cockpit with controls at helms and adjacent to winches
    • 2x 50ST manual spinnaker winches aft

    • Genoa light | 89 m² | 2012 | Diekow sails
    • Genoa medium | 90 m² | 2011 | Diekow sails
    • Genoa heavy | 79 m² | 2011 | Diekow sails
    • Genoa IV | 61 m² | 2012 | Diekow Segel & Genoa V | 43 m² | 2012 | Elvström Sails
    • Main sail heavy | 106 m² | 2011 | Diekow sails
    • Main sail medium | 105 m² | 2011 | Diekow sails
    • Try sail | 2012 | Diekow Sail & Storm jib | 2012 | Diekow sails
    • Gennaker A2 | 375 m² | 2012 | Diekow sails – requires repair
    • Gennaker A1.5 | 323 m² | 2012 | Diekow sails
    • Gennaker A1 | 278 m² | 2012 | Elvström Sails
    • Gennaker C0 | 203 m² | 2012 | Diekow sails
    • Gennaker C5 | 195 m² | 2011 | Diekow sails
    • Jiptop | 89 m² | 2012 | Diekow Segel & Stay sail | 38 m² | 2012 | Diekow sails
    • Code Zero | 203 m² | 2012 | Diekow sails - recut

    • Stainless steel open-pulpit and pushpit
    • Twin guardwires with stainless steel stanchions
    • Lewmar deckhead hatches
    • LED underboom lights

    Covers & Canvas:
    • White canvas mainsail cover
    • White canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame
    • White cockpit cover
    • Blue canvas cockpit cushions
    • Blue canvas helm pedestal covers and halyard bags

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Carbon retractable anchoring arm
    • Fortress aluminium anchor with chain


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    • Lopo Lights LED navigation lights
    • Echomax Active radar reflector
    • 406Mhz EPIRB
    • Lifesling 2 MOB recovery device
    • Danbuoy
    • 2x liferafts

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: Horsens, Denmark

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Listing Broker: Jonas Renlund – Grabau International (Scandinavia)
    Tel: +358408098688
    Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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